Details


★★★★
‘Astroman is Australian comedy with such vividness and warmth and poignancy, it should appeal to everybody.’

The Age


Step back in time to the 80s. Gary Ablett has just signed with Geelong. Cyndi Lauper blares through the stereo. And for gifted young teenager, Jimmy Djalu, the local video arcade is the place to be over summer. His mum knows better than anyone that Jimmy is a special kid with the world at his feet, but will he ever find the courage to reach for the stars?

Directed by Helpmann award winning director Sarah Goodes (The Children, A Doll’s House, Part 2), Astroman is playwright Albert Belz’s irresistibly funny and heart-warming tale of family and friendship. Starring Elaine Crombie (Black Comedy), Nicholas Denton (Wild), Kamil Ellis (Macbeth), Tahlee Fereday (Fallen), Tony Nikolakopoulos (Wentworth) and Calen Tassone (Red Dog) with Tony Briggs (The Sapphires) as Associate Director, this world premiere is the ultimate love letter to the 80s.


Get a glimpse of Astroman on stage.


You can also download a copy of the show programme for Astroman before you head to the theatre, and a range of other information about the show – from interviews to podcasts – can be found throughout the season here at mtc.com.au/backstage.

Cast & Crew

Elaine Crombie

Elaine Crombie

Michelle Djalu

Nicholas Denton

Nicholas Denton

Mick Jones

Kamil Ellis

Kamil Ellis

Jiembra Djalu

Tahlee Fereday

Tahlee Fereday

Natalie Djalu / Mrs Taylor

Tony Nikolakopoulos

Tony Nikolakopoulos

Mr Pavlis

Calen Tassone

Calen Tassone

Sonny Djalu

Sarah Goodes

Sarah Goodes

Director

Tony Briggs

Tony Briggs

Associate Director

Jonathon Oxlade

Jonathon Oxlade

Set & Costume Designer

Niklas Pajanti

Niklas Pajanti

Lighting Designer

Jethro Woodward

Jethro Woodward

Composer & Sound Designer

Jamie Clennett

Jamie Clennett

Video Designer

Tom Backhaus

Tom Backhaus

Associate Sound Designer

News & Reviews

Reviews

4

Astroman is Australian comedy with such vividness and warmth and poignancy, it should appeal to everybody.

The Age

A whimsical, gently satirical and determinedly optimistic new work concerned with the capacity of the human spirit to overcome adversity.

The Australian

Great entertainment

Stage Whispers

Contending for the most likable show of the year Astroman is full of feel-good vibes …that will have you leaving the theatre with a smile on your face.

Theatre People

A pure adrenalin hit of nostalgia

ArtsHub

Venues

Attendance Information

  • Contains coarse language, sexual references, mature themes, use of herbal cigarettes, haze and strobe effects. For detailed information about the production’s content click here or call our box office on (03) 8688 0800.

  • Hearing Assistance Wheelchair accessible Audio Description Tactile Tour Open Captioning

    Astroman will be Audio Described on Tuesday 20 November, 6.30pm and Saturday 24 November, 4pm with a tactile tour at 3pm prior to the Saturday performance.

    Captions are available via a screen for the performance on Thursday 22 November, 8pm

    You can learn more about access services at MTC here.

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